Fraudulent internet pop-ups claiming to be Microsoft scam locals

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office recently warned the public via FaceBook of a fraud scheme, after seeing several local cases where victims recieved a pop-up on their computer claiming to be Microsoft. The alert warns that the computer has been compromised and gives a number to call. 


The scammer then advises the victim who calls, that they must pay to fix their computer by either wiring money or purchasing gift cards. The Pulaski County Sheriff's confirmed this as a scam, and advises against providing payment. Those impacted by the scam should report it to their local law enforcement. 


Photographed below is an example they shared, being one of many, from the pop-up scam.